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The Operation Of The Devil (9 of 13)
Series: What Every Christian Should Know
I John 3:8
I. The Origin Of Satan
A. Satan Is A Created Being
B. Satan Became A Corrupted Being
C. Satan Is A Condemned Being
II. The Operation Of Satan
A. Satan Attacks Us Mentally
1. Satan Attacks Our Mind With False Teaching
2. Satan Attacks Our Mind With Denial
B. Satan Attacks Us Morally
C. Satan Attacks Us Motivationally
III. The Overthrow Of Satan
A. Commenced By Jesus In His Mission To This Earth
B. Continued By The Child Of God
C. Consummated At The Judgment
Let's turn to 1 John 3:8 as we continue to study about the great doctrines of our faith. Tonight, we want to take up the study of the doctrine of Satan. Last Sunday night, if you were here, we talked about the first part of this message about the devil and the origin of the devil.
I. THE ORIGIN OF SATAN
We discovered that the devil is a created being.
A. SATAN IS A CREATED BEING
He was created by the one and only Creator, God, but he was not the devil when he was created. He was a beautiful, shining archangel named Lucifer, called the son of the morning and the praise leader of heaven.
But, he was a created being who became a corrupted being when he was not satisfied with the station to which God had assigned him, so he said, "I will lead all the stars of heaven. I will be above the throne of the Most High God. I will be God."
B. SATAN BECOME A CORRUPTED BEING
Because he became a corrupted being, he became a condemned being. God condemned Satan and all those who followed him in heaven.
C. SATAN IS A CONDEMNED BEING
Now, the devil is the prince of the power of the air. So, that leads me, tonight, to begin with the operation of the devil and how Satan operates.
II. THE OPERATION OF SATAN
We look in this text, again, and it says in verse 8, "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the So ...
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